For filmmaker Michael Parks Randa, advocating for disability inclusion in the film industry is a really important initiative for him. After the release of Randa's feature directorial debut in the form of an inclusive musical (Hulu's Best Summer Ever), he realised that while the film industry is starting to make slow moving strides toward inclusion on screen, the music video industry is not. With that in mind, Randa partnered with Delta Spirit to create a music video centred around an inclusive love story. What's Done Is Done stars Zack Gottsagen (Peanut Butter Falcon) and Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story), two incredibly talented actors with down syndrome. Our hope is that the video encourages labels, commissioners, and artists everywhere to cast more inclusively in their videos and help advocate for a more inclusive future of music videos.
Michael Parks Randa (or "MPR") is an award-winning writer-director based in Los Angeles. Raised on a farm in Massachusetts where his parents founded a school for disabled individuals, Randa grew up with a unique perspective on the world around him. MPR has made it his personal mission to help promote inclusivity in the music video industry and beyond. Randa wrote and directed "Best Summer Ever", his feature film debut. The film is a fresh and exhilarating take on the beloved teen musical genre featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities - including Shannon DeVido, Rickey Alexander Wilson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. "Best Summer Ever" premiered at SXSW and was awarded the Special Jury Award for Screenwriting. MPR has directed music videos, documentaries, and commercials for a variety of artists and clients including Amazon Music, Deer Tick, Bartees Strange, and Rick Ross.